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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Edina Close Playgrounds, Encourage Social Distancing

Edina, Minn., March 20, 2020 – The City of Edina will close playgrounds in all City parks beginning March 20 until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Park users are asked to stay off the fencing around play structures during the closure. 

The City parks, trails and open space system remains open. Recreation users should avoid group activities, group play such as games on athletic fields, and adhere to social distancing and appropriate hygiene practices. 

Before playgrounds reopen, the situation will be evaluated. The City will continue to follow Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommendations.

The best way to avoid COVID-19 and other respiratory infections is to practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and hot water.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well.
  • Practice social distancing.

Visit MDH’s website at http://bit.ly/mncoronavirus  for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. Individuals in need of more information may call the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920.

Updates from the City of Edina will be posted at EdinaMN.gov/Coronavirus or sign up for email updates at EdinaMN.gov/CityExtra or text EDINA to 57838 for text updates.

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